Jack B. Yeats. An Appreciation and an Interpretation (1945)
Author: Thomas MacGreevy
Book ID: 65985
Jack B. Yeats. An Appreciation and an Interpretation. Pp, 39, with 30 plates. Dublin: Three Candles Press, 1945. Paper boards, titled in red, lacks dust jacket. A nice bright copy.
“Mr. MacGreevy sees in Mr. Yeats the first great painter, the first great Irish painter, that Ireland has produced, or, indeed, could have produced; the first to fix, plastically, with completeness and for his time finality, what is peculiar to the Irish scene and to the Irish people. This is the essence of his interpretation, and it permeates the essay in all its parts. The position is made clear at the outset.” (The Irish Times 4th Aug. 1945).
Ex Library Anne Yeats, with her signature & monogram stamp. Anne Butler Yeats was the daughter of the poet W.B. Yeats. She chief designer for the Abbey Theatre, worked in oils and designed for theatre and publication.